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THEME: ‘The Simple Good’ or CREATIVE SOCIAL CHANGE.
LOCATION: Pop up gallery space in Chicago's West Loop; Carnegie Library in Brixton, south London
OVERHE(a)R(e) set out to bridge connections between the US and the UK, challenge cultural perceptions and provide a platform for artistic, collaborative exchange on a global stage. After three successful projects, the pilot for a new incarnation of 21 Artists took place in Chicago and London in partnership with Chicago-based organisation, The Simple Good. The project provided opportunities for artists to connect on either side of the Atlantic, broaden their networks and contribute to a global conversation about place, identity and preconceived notions about of what social change looks like in these two cities.
After every participating artist submitted their own "simple good", artists in each city were paired with one another, creating a piece of art based on their artist pair's simple good. The finished work was then shown in a touring exhibition at the Aplomb Gallery in West Loop, Chicago in December 2014 and at The Carnegie Library in Brixton, south London in January 2015.
Featured artists: Aaron Wooten; Angele Anise; Anni Holm; Carson Reiners; Charles Jean Pierre; CJ Hungerman; Julie Cowan; Kirsty Jones; Lynsey Morgan Laurence; Raul Guerrero; David Anthony Geary; Georgina Lowbridge; Gerald Geary; Hannah Pratt; I-M Jerome; James Adams; Monique Muffin; Paula McArthur; Sarah Anna Hansen; Vincenzo Albano; Reggie Eldridge; Ayinde Cartman